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Awesome, now just solve the scaling problem. Atomic level positioning is like 3D printing gone mad, the same inherent issues of slowness will exist until multiple 'print heads' can work on the substrate at once. And by multiple, I mean thousands in the case of nanotechnology resolution. Massive parallelism will be needed.
"There's an international race to build machines, devices and 3-D equipment from the atom up," said Moheimani, the James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology.
Oh fuck that makes me happy. I really like hearing that there actual intentions to get there, rather than just news about how things are getting smaller. Atomic level circuits and manufacturing could lead to true autonomous nanobots that can be directed much better than self-assembling or unfolding type nanobots.
Brain connections last as long as the memories they store. A team of scientists applied microscopy know-how to a long-standing theory in neuroscience: if brain connections called synapses store memories, those synapses should last as long as the memories themselves. It turns out they do.
Shattering the resolution limit for electron microscopy, researchers report 1.8 and 2.8 Ångström structures of two enzymes, a level of detail previously only accessible using X-ray crystallography